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Get Back: The Post-Beatles Beatles Quiz
by Staff
They were together barely 10 years, but the Beatles' influence on rock and popular music is impossible to overestimate. See how much you know about the musical and nonmusical projects of the Beatles after the Beatles with this quiz.

Ringo Starr's first solo album, a collection of standards arranged by various producers and some of his Beatles bandmates, is called ...

  • "Talk of the Town"
  • "Sentimental Journey"
  • "As Time Goes By"

Which of these George Harrison solo albums did Ringo Starr NOT play drums on?

  • "Gone Troppo"
  • "Dark Horse"
  • "All Things Must Pass"

What was the title of Ringo Starr's heavily country-influenced solo album?

  • "Beaucoups of Blues"
  • "Midlands"
  • "The One and the Three"

The first movie Ringo Starr directed was called "Born to Boogie." What is it a documentary about?

  • British dance crazes of the postwar years
  • the rock band T. Rex
  • his grandparents, who introduced him to music

Ringo Starr's album "Ringo" was notable for its success (No. 2 in the U.S.) and for featuring what?

  • 15 songs on side B, each exactly one minute long
  • a 35-piece jazz band
  • numerous guest stars, including all the former Beatles

What children's TV show did Ringo Starr provide the narration for?

  • "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends"
  • "Thundercats"
  • "Super Gran"

With what group did Ringo Starr achieve his most consistent post-Beatles success, primarily as a touring band?

  • Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
  • Wings
  • Starr & Moone

In 1971 George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized two concerts to raise funds for and awareness of refugees from what country?

  • Venezuela
  • Tibet
  • Bangladesh

What was the name of the group George Harrison formed with Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty?

  • the Headlights
  • the Traveling Wilburys
  • Transatlantia

What was the name of the record label George Harrison created to release his own albums and his collaborations with other musicians?

  • Dark Horse Records
  • Third Man Records
  • I Me Mine Records

Harrison co-founded HandMade Films to help fund and produce what movie?

  • "Barry Lyndon"
  • "The Sword in the Stone"
  • "Monty Python's Life of Brian"

George Harrison had a No. 1 hit in the U.S. with a cover of what James Ray song?

  • "Got My Mind Set on You"
  • "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody"
  • "Itty Bitty Pieces"

George Harrison's first solo album after the Beatles broke up was a triple album called what?

  • "Wonderwall Music"
  • "Dark Horse"
  • "All Things Must Pass"

George Harrison's "Somewhere in England" album included the song "All Those Years Ago," rewritten to reflect Harrison's feelings following what event?

  • the death of Elvis Presley
  • the assassination of Harvey Milk
  • the murder of John Lennon

Paul McCartney's first solo album, "McCartney," was actually released a few weeks after what Beatles album was released? (John Lennon had already told the other Beatles he was leaving the group.)

  • "Revolver"
  • "Let It Be"
  • "Abbey Road"

Paul McCartney formed Wings with Denny Laine, formerly the guitarist of what band?

  • the Moody Blues
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Spooky Tooth

Wings recorded the title song for what James Bond movie?

  • "Diamonds Are Forever"
  • "Live and Let Die"
  • "You Only Live Twice"

Other than the title track, what other song was a hit single from Wings' "Band on the Run" album?

  • "Jet"
  • "Bluebird"
  • "Let Me Roll It"

What Paul McCartney song sold better than any other song in his solo career?

  • "Band on the Run"
  • "Ebony and Ivory"
  • "Mull of Kintyre"

What hit single did Paul McCartney record with Michael Jackson?

  • "Ebony and Ivory"
  • "Bad"
  • "Say Say Say"

In 2012 Paul McCartney performed with the surviving members of what Seattle band?

  • Heart
  • Nirvana
  • Alice in Chains

In 1991 Paul McCartney appeared on what popular music performance TV series?

  • "Austin City Limits"
  • "MTV Unplugged"
  • "The Old Grey Whistle Test"

What band was John Lennon in immediately after the breakup of the Beatles?

  • Hobstweedle
  • Plastic Ono Band
  • the Rolling Stones

What is the title of the socially conscious Christmas song Lennon released in 1971?

  • "Happy Xmas (War is Over)"
  • "Do They Know It's Christmas"
  • "Wonderful Christmastime"

Lennon's popular anti-war song "Imagine" appeared on what album?

  • "Imagine"
  • "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band"
  • "Double Fantasy"

What single did John Lennon release when he ended his five-year hiatus from music in 1980?

  • "I'm Losing You"
  • "(Just Like) Starting Over"
  • "Jealous Guy"

What David Bowie song did Lennon co-write?

  • "Let's Dance"
  • "Fame"
  • "Station to Station"

What type of album was John Lennon's "Rock 'n' Roll"?

  • a covers album
  • a live album
  • a rock opera

Who produced most of Lennon's post-Beatles recordings in the late 1960s and early 1970s?

  • Eddie Kramer
  • John Lennon
  • Phil Spector

John Lennon's only No. 1 single as a solo artist, "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night," was recorded with what other popular British artist?

  • Elton John
  • Pete Townshend
  • Eric Clapton